The first table below looks at the demand for MCPD in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 872 793 768
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 23 43 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.042% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.078% 0.16% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 23 41 101
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,850
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £47,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -3.57%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29465 27559 31032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.07% 27.17% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23207 22451 26726
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCPD
UK

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCPD across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCPD
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCPD across the England region.

MCPD Salary Trend in England

MCPD
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCPD across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

MCPD Salary Histogram in England

MCPD
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -40 11 £45,000 +42.85% 1
South East - 8 £45,000 -
South West -24 3 £32,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 1
MCPD
UK

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing MCPD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCPD.

1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (90.67%) Microsoft
3 58 (77.33%) C#
3 58 (77.33%) .NET
4 36 (48.00%) SQL
5 34 (45.33%) Degree
6 33 (44.00%) SQL Server
7 32 (42.67%) MCSD
8 30 (40.00%) MCTS
9 29 (38.67%) .NET Framework
9 29 (38.67%) SharePoint
10 28 (37.33%) MS Excel
11 25 (33.33%) MCP
12 24 (32.00%) OO
12 24 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 24 (32.00%) Software Engineering
13 21 (28.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (28.00%) ASP.NET
14 19 (25.33%) MVC
15 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
16 17 (22.67%) Visual Studio
16 17 (22.67%) OOP
17 15 (20.00%) Finance
17 15 (20.00%) Games
17 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (20.00%) Office 365
18 14 (18.67%) HTML
19 13 (17.33%) SOA
19 13 (17.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 12 (16.00%) WPF

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing MCPD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (38.67%) SharePoint
2 24 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 21 (28.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (37.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (22.67%) Visual Studio
2 10 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.67%) Subversion
3 2 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (20.00%) Finance
1 15 (20.00%) Games
2 3 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (1.33%) Billing
3 1 (1.33%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 49 (65.33%) Developer
2 20 (26.67%) C# Developer
3 17 (22.67%) .NET Developer
4 16 (21.33%) Consultant
5 15 (20.00%) SharePoint Consultant
6 10 (13.33%) Software Developer
6 10 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (9.33%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (9.33%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (5.33%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.33%) .NET Software Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Architect
9 3 (4.00%) Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.00%) UI Programmer
9 3 (4.00%) UI Developer
9 3 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (77.33%) .NET
2 29 (38.67%) .NET Framework
3 21 (28.00%) ASP.NET
4 14 (18.67%) HTML
5 12 (16.00%) WPF
5 12 (16.00%) jQuery
6 11 (14.67%) SOAP
7 10 (13.33%) Web Services
7 10 (13.33%) COM
7 10 (13.33%) HTML5
7 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 10 (13.33%) REST
8 9 (12.00%) Ajax
8 9 (12.00%) CSS
8 9 (12.00%) XSLT
9 8 (10.67%) XML
9 8 (10.67%) WCF
10 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (6.67%) CSS3
12 4 (5.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) W3C
2 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.33%) SystemC
4 3 (4.00%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.00%) NHS
4 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 9 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) OO
1 24 (32.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (25.33%) MVC
3 17 (22.67%) OOP
4 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (17.33%) SOA
6 11 (14.67%) Unit Testing
7 10 (13.33%) MVVM
7 10 (13.33%) iOS Development
8 6 (8.00%) TDD
8 6 (8.00%) Scrum
8 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (8.00%) System Testing
8 6 (8.00%) Workflow
9 4 (5.33%) OOD
9 4 (5.33%) CRM
10 3 (4.00%) Process Management
10 3 (4.00%) ERP
10 3 (4.00%) DNA
10 3 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 58 (77.33%) C#
2 36 (48.00%) SQL
3 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.67%) VB.NET
5 10 (13.33%) VC++
5 10 (13.33%) C++
5 10 (13.33%) VB
5 10 (13.33%) VB6
6 5 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.33%) C
8 3 (4.00%) Python
8 3 (4.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (45.33%) Degree
3 32 (42.67%) MCSD
4 30 (40.00%) MCTS
5 25 (33.33%) MCP
6 6 (8.00%) MCSE
7 5 (6.67%) MCAD
8 1 (1.33%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 68 (90.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) Epicor
4 1 (1.33%) Red Gate
4 1 (1.33%) DevExpress
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